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    Used SawStop

    Wish i was closer i'd come and help. I hate hearing that the stair climber thing didn't work. I was hoping it'd be better because some day in the future i plan to but a new planer and would love to get it in my shop easily with out hurting any one. That device seemed like the ticket. I think @jfitz has an excellent idea with runners and a come along. Just don't overbuild what ever you are going to build around it. 2z4s are a lot stronger than people give them credit for. Any extra weight you build around the saw is more weight that you have to move.
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    Style References

    I started this because it was pointed out to me that this could be a good reference spot if someone else has questions like this. So throw stuff out there and lets see how much information we can compile. I'll update this post with links ect This way we can hijack and still have a solid post to reference with out our inevitable bickering. Tom King mentioned Ebay as an excellent resource for used books. Some can be had for $3-$5. I left links to amazon out of ease it is by no way a plug for amazon. If you are going to buy a new book i URGE you to try and buy direct from the author. You may pay a bit more but from everything I've heard a larger percentage of the cut goes their way if you buy from them. Side benefit they are generally signed. Material Vouched For (pulled from this thread and others) Mike Pekovich: The how and why of woodworking " It's not as cerebral as the Krenov or Nakashima I've listed, but well worth the time to read. " @Bmac Cabinetmaking: Illustrated Cabinet Making Reference for cabinet styles and construction @Ronn W Greene & Greene: Shop Drawings for Greene and Greene Furniture Krenov: The fine Art of Cabinetmaking "not only gives practical advice but he talks of how to excel, be your best. The photos are inspiring and his attention to detail is incredible." @Bmac Maloof: The Furniture of Sam Maloof, and Sam Maloof, Woodworker "Not how to books but books for inspiration. You can find out the how to through other avenues, but you get the inspiration in these books" @Bmac George Nakashima: The soul of a Tree " To me no other book connected me more to the medium woodworkers work with than this book " @Bmac Early American: Fine Points of Furniture "For period furniture" @Tom King Shaker Furniture: How to build Shaker Furniture " It's a really good book for ideas... there are measured drawings of a number of Shaker pieces, and it goes into some detail on design elements." @Minnesota Steve 1750s-1850s Ornate Period furniture: Masterpieces of Furniture This is quite a good reference that covers mostly Queen Ann, Chippendale, and Hepplewhite styles. There are a few William and Marry pieces as well. The text is brief but the pictures come with a detailed dimensioned drawing. Furniture Gallery's https://thekrenovschool.org/projects/ "Most of it is leaning toward gallery pieces but the Krenov school's gallery might give you some inspiration." @Chet https://www.nwwoodgallery.com/ There are a lot of categories and higher end pieces that span a lot of styles. -Me Material To Review Human Dimension & Interior Space - Can't remember where i found this but it's been on my amazon wish list for years. I was hoping to get it as a gift but my family sucks and think that books are poor gifts.... yet every year they ask me what i want, i share this list and then they tell me i have everything and I'm impossible to shop for. -Me A Cabinet Makers Notebook - Bought it because no one mentioned it thinking that I'd expand the list a bit. Turns out this crowed is well read and is holding out information on me. -Me Material Not Yet Purchased Stickley Furniture: 1912 and 1915 Furniture Collection
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    Style References

    The entire list is in the first post... it's too much of a hassle to deal with 2 threads and it kills the conversation. The first post will always be there and I'll keep it updated with any new suggestions. If any one wants to see what books were suggested what was said about them and who said it hit up the first post.... Amazon made it easy to publish for good and for bad. Be interesting to know if their fees are any more or less than how screwed major authors get through a publishing compnay. On ebay it seems that the quality of book i get is usually much poorer than what i get from amazon. Though amazon has a better grading system for used books where as ebay doesn't really have much. More and more i'm finding book listings from 2nd hand stores and they usually have a stock photo of the book as 99% of the time the one that comes looks completely different from the single picture they had posted. As i said in the first post I almost always look to see if the author had a website and does their own sales. If they do i try and buy from them first.
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    Style References

    I don't know if the powers that be will go along with stickies. Light conversation will keep the post near the top in a lighly used section as this. As i've said i'll keep the first post updated so it's easy to get to when desired.
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    Style References

    I started this specifically for style venturing out to other topics is more than i want to tackle at this time. If i venture away then i'd feel like i'd have to include how-to books ect. It gets to be then there are far far too many to cover and at what point do we just admit the reviews on amazon, barns and noble, eby ect are adequate? I still need to try and complete my search of the forum for any mention of a style book. I know there have been posts that i'm missing. Style and design books are a higher level and not purchased as much. They seem to be harder to find and often the reviews arn't quite helpful.
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    New Jet Planer

    New Jet Planer. I see some interesting features on it notable the table doesn't move but the head moves up and down which allows the unit to be built into a bench. I couldn't help but notice that the cutter head got reduced from a 68 segment head to a 48 segment head. There is no way that cut quality is going to be as good with the decrease in the number of cutters. Maybe i'm wrong? One thing i know I'm not a fan of is the adjustment wheel being on the top. I use the top of my planer currently for all sorts of storage. Having the wheel positioned as it is would eliminate that maybe a good thing but I don't like it. What are your thoughts? https://www.jettools.com/us/en/p/15-jet-helical-cutterhead-planer-jwp-15bhh/722155
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    New Jet Planer

    You make a good point. My only counter is if the finish is heavily scalloped and i have to take 4-5 passes with a smoother vs 2 it's more that i have to remove for finish prep. I'm not looking for finish ready off the planer but getting close is nice. I'm comparing this to the laguna 16" that has 108 cutters in 6 rows for not much more.
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    Style References

    I'm going to be there memorial week. I checked their exhibits and they don't even have any during that period.... WTF do they not know it's a holiday week? I almost always sort lowest price at the top. If i get something that is unrelated i refine the search. Ebay has very good search boolians unlike some other search engines out there ... *cough* this forum.
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    Style References

    This book caught my eye as i was flipping through the suggested books on ebay. I've also been finding that amazon is often cheaper after shipping and tax than most of what is offered on ebay. I"m sure you can get lucky with some ebay listings but I've had better sucess with amazon prices. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1565233670/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Style References

    I bought it and it's included in the reference post. Check back on the first post in this thread that's where the references will be posted. That one has be bouncing around my suggested panel a bit. Let me know how it goes. The other one that i've been eyeing is this one https://www.amazon.com/Esherick-Maloof-Nakashima-Master-Artisans/dp/0764332023/ref=pd_sim_14_4/147-6585434-4636760?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0764332023&pd_rd_r=a9149273-77e3-11e9-a045-19daa5a404f5&pd_rd_w=7xvMT&pd_rd_wg=fAbXI&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=VZE6DQTRCDR7K1JQ3XHH&psc=1&refRID=VZE6DQTRCDR7K1JQ3XHH It covers Esherick Maloof and Nakashima. It's hard to buy these guys when they are $35+ each.....
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    45 mitres

    Are we talking casework miter or picture frame miter? They are different worlds that require a different approach. Both an accurate 45 degree square is a must. The other option is to remove the 45 degree angle from the equation. If the blade is set to 43 degrees for example one side cuts 43 the other side cuts 47. I cut my miters at a table saw with a jog that holds the parts at 90 degrees and cuts the miter on opposite sides of the blade. Can't mess it up that way. Reference for picture frame miter Reference for casework miter (bevel)
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    Style References

    I received my copy of the book last night and did a flip through. It looks like there are a lot of good pictures. I need to dig in to read a bit. I was kind of hoping that it was going to be more pictures and less words....
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    Where do you get your plans?

    I know a lot of people get plans from one of the wood working mags, i think it's fine wood working, Otherwise most of the stuff i do is from my own plans.
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    The Nut House V2

    That's why it's there. Except it's just left over from building the shed last year at this point. I usually buy a couple when ever i need to transport thin easily broken material like sheet rock of 1/4" ply or pink board. Put the studs underneath and you don't have to worry as much.
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    The Nut House V2

    New house new basement shop. Thought I'd give a tour but combine it with a "Hey i bought a new thing" and "This is my current project" Here is the sketchup overview of my plan. I've already changed a lot from this point but it was a huge help in getting me started. Stairs into the shop are by the shelf. My miter station is where the shelf is. Miter station and random storage. Yes the blade guard is off, please look the other direction. View from the miter saw towards the big tools. I have a tossed together pine work bench that some day will become an assembly table when i get around to building my penultimate bench because i'm sure i'll still find things to improve upon after i build my next one. Assembly table, clamp rack, electrical, and festool station. This is how i had my big tools set up before i made my most recent big purchase. A view into the dark corner. And this is what i put there. 3hp Dust Gorilla Pro. I decided upon PVC duct work because i felt the layout was easy and i wanted to get the system running right away. I'm sure doing a design and shipping duct from Oneida would have been awesome but I'm sure that the PVC will work just fine. This view shows more of the layout I'm going to stick with. The downside to PVC ... What a mess! Well my whole shop is really messy. I need to build more storage and get organized but that's a lot of work and time. I'll get there eventually.
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    Blackened Glue Line

    Mold doesn't make sense. Graphite from the pencil makes a lot more sense. The other thing is a reaction between something in the wood and something in the glue but then you'd think it'd be on all of them. So it's probably graphite.
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    Blackened Glue Line

    Probably. It'll probably go away when you clean the side up. I know i've seen some bad looking glue lines disappear as soon as i hit them with some sand paper.
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    Cherry Wall Cabinet

    Do your best and if it comes out poorly just put some 3/4" trim at the top. Nothing fancy just like a chamfer trim. No one will know it's there to cover up gappy dovetails. There is no better time to try than right now.
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    The Nut House V2

    This post is how my shop sat for about a year. I finally got sick of the lumber storage. I touched on it a bit in another thread that i bout some racks and was working on changing my storage around. It's been a week of moving lumber around in my shop and also moving some out to the shed. I have a good bit in my shed and a good bit still in my shop. As the stock in the shop decreases i'll use some of these shelves for other storage and keep most of my lumber in the shed. So the lee valley lumber rack is AWESOME!!!! It's super expensive but in my opinion after owning it it's totally worth it and then some. If you can get a good solid attachment to studs ect the system will hold more weight than what ever you attach it to. The brackets move around easier than most systems and the don't wobble and take up a ton of space like the other high capacity systems. I can do a pull up on the 18" brackets and there is no shifting or creaking what so ever. I'm not saying this hypothetically i did a couple to prove it. The pic below is where my 2x4 lumber rack used to sit. It was 8' long 6' tall and stuck out from the wall about 28". What i replaced it with leaves enough room for me to get a 2nd bandsaw and a small lathe or a large lathe if I so choose. The long storage is high enough that i can walk under it. Which is to say most/all of you would hit your head i'm 5'6". I also had a weird space by my dust collector that didn't have a lot of utility. It was just long enough that i could fit 8' lumber there and have space to change the bin. This also meant that i needed a place for the 10' and 12' boards that i have. There just so happens to be a convenient space above my jointer for such lumber. I was able to nestle the boards between the 2 drops on my collection system. The 12 foot boards tuck between the drops and the wall. The rack system that i used for these 2 is the standard box store stuff. It's capable but it's not even in the same league as the lee valley system. Now that the lumber is against the wall better i needed to address my clamp storage finally. I figured it was time to do some against the wall storage for the clamps. After going through all my lumber and finding the odd species and random pieces i had, i grabbed some hickory, sycamore, and Russian olive and made some clamp racks. I have all of my parallel clamps in one spot now which is nice. Before the 4' long clamps had to be scattered around the shop in order to be out of the way. The 4' clamps sit about 1/4" off the floor which was a bit tighter than i wanted to cut it. Here is a shot of the construction. It's very simple just some slots cut in a board. After seeing the live edge deadman on @bleedinblue deadman i learned that the shop is a great place for the live edge. This brings some natural contour to a very concrete shop so i appreciate the idea! Here is a view of the russian olive top. The shelf is to store small clamp related items like the extenders that i made. I left a few spaces for expansion but i haven't been emptying my clamp rack lately I've purchased a few clamps here and there and can safely say that i probably have enough. I noticed i didn't have a picture of my 3rd rack that is also all 8' and 6' boards. I guess i didn't want to show off my collection of box store 2x4's .... errr ebony, bocote, and rosewood.
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    DW735 Advanced Tune Up, anyone?

    Probably. I don't have you ears for good or for worse . I don't know how hearing loss and different frequencies effects precised hearing. I also don't know if that effects the pain threshold. It'd be interesting to note if pain from loud noise depending on frequency of noise as well. This is a tangent and more of a thought. Also perception is a weird thing. I've often wondered if the red i see is the same as the next person. Do we like different tings because our senses pick things up differently?
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    Rustic Outdoor Table

    I would do a draw bore M&T. If getting long enough tenons is an issue maybe practice a new method? The length of the tenon is one of the benefits in breadboard ends to keep the end from getting too squirmy. Also like stated above I'd stop the mortise before it gets to the end as well. You want to prevent moisture from getting into the joint and causing the wood in there to expand and contract. I may be radical and suggest not using the breadboard ends. Except for aesthetics they are generally used in situations where they aren't needed.
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    Style References

    You guys are holding out on me..... It's hard to expand the reference when I buy stuff that you all already have . Philosophy isn't so bad. Impractical Cabinetmaker is also covered under the alternate title the joy of cabinetmaking. I bought it but i don't want to make cabinets. I realize I'm missing the point and i can get a lot of style cues form him and just not make it a cabinet. I guess these books are part of a trilogy. Impratical Cabinet Make Cabinetmakers Notebook Fine art of cabinet making. Might as well collect all 3.
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    DW735 Advanced Tune Up, anyone?

    I guess it's not clear how far the meter is from the sound source that has a HUGE impact. That NIOSH finding interests me. I have a one of the aps on my phone and it tells me the sound right next to my planer is 68 dB but outside my shop with doors close it's 65dB. Must be per phone manufacture and app as well cause I'm sure the hardware matters and how it's calibrated with the software. For comparison sake it works yes. I'm just skeptical when the reading is as far off as it is especially on a log scale.
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    New storage shed

    That's a wonderful storage space! I just went through my lumber storage and it was a sobering event. I dind't realize how much lumber I've accumulated over the years.
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    DW735 Advanced Tune Up, anyone?

    Yeah I'm not sure Jay's video is nearly accurate. He used a phone to measure and 69 dB is just not giving the planer credit it deserves should be more like 120dB I measured near a 10 dB decrease in mine but that was with my phone which isn't accurate. I get your apprehension but the noise difference is more than you'd expect. It was more than i expected.There is a lot of air raid siren noise from strait knife cutter heads. Have you watched Cremona's video on replacing the cutthead in his machine? He used a legit meter to measure the noise. On his griz planer he had a 14 dB drop.